Epidendrum obliquum Schltr. 1912 GROUP Scabrum SUBGROUP Soratae NO Photo

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Common Name The Oblique Epidendrum [refers to the oblique lateral sepals]

Flower Size .6" [1.5 cm]

Found in Bolivia at elevations of 2800 to 3200 meters as a medium sized, cold growing epiphyte with cane-like, terete, thin, erect, somewhat branching stem producing secondary stems from a subapical, internode of the nprevious stem, with the branches carrying 2 to 3, aggregate towards the apex, alternate, deciduous, narrowly lanceolate, subacute, subcoriaceous, basally clasping leaves that blooms in the spring on a terminal, short, racemose, successively 4 to 6 flowered inflorescence with much shorter than the ovary, lanceolate, acuminate floral bracts and carrying several, resupinate flowers open at any one time

Synonyms Epidendrum steinbachii Ames 1922

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Orchidacearum 4 Plate 465 Hagsater & Salazar 2001 drawing; Orchids of Bolivia Vol 2 Laelinae Vasquez and Ibisch 2004; Icones Orchidacearum 7 Plate 723 Hagsater & Salazar 2004 see recognition section; Icones Orchidacearum 8 Plate 862 Hagsater 2006; Icones Orchidacearum 9 Plate 988 Hagsater 2007 see recognition section; Icones Orchidacearum Part 12 Plate 1206 Hagsater 2009 see recognition section; Icones Orchidacearum Part 12 Plate 1215 Hagsater 2009 see recognition section; Icones Orchidacearum Part 12 Plate 1266 Hagsater 2009 see recognition section; Icones Orchidacearum Part 12 Plate 1285 Hagsater 2009 see recognition section;

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